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Fodor's Chicago 2014
When hops devotee Michael Roper added a dining room onto the back of his beloved tavern, swillers were thrilled with the opportunity to sop their suds with delectable specialties such as Belgian-style mussels steamed in white ale with herbs, Montreal-style brisket (it's slow roasted and briefly smoked, and less sweet than New York–style brisket) with coleslaw and Stilton mac and cheese, and duck Reuben sandwiches on marble rye. Even with the expansion of a second full dining room and upstairs space, it's still best to arrive early to avoid waiting in the bar for a table. But don't bring the kids; Roper insists that only those of legal drinking age can eat here.
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Where: Chicago with a friend and her pre-teen daughters
When: Two days in February 2014
Why: After being housebound by what seemed to be a never-ending winter (enough already!), it was time to bundle Read more
In December 2013/January 2014 my wife and I did a three week trip to the USA, with the aim of experiencing a proper North American winter. Read more
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We'd like to go for a few days but that's a lot of flying to spend 3-4 days in one place.
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